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SUP at San Clemente
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:06:36 AM »
I recently moved to south county. I spent the last 30 years surfing at Bolsa Chica and Newport. With the parking lot at Sano closed can any tell me if San Clemente state beach is sup friendly.
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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:25:32 AM »
I recently moved to south county. I spent the last 30 years surfing at Bolsa Chica and Newport. With the parking lot at Sano closed can any tell me if San Clemente state beach is sup friendly.

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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 03:52:55 PM »
You can SUP there. Might not be super friendly. I would recommend sup surfing north of the pier where the walking bridge is. Not as crowded, just watch for the boulders on low tide.

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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:35:29 AM »
You can SUP surf anywhere within the 'city' of San Clemente. The state park beaches which are Doheny SB, San Clemente SB, and San Onofre SB have specific rules regarding surfing with a paddle in your hands. Doheny, south of the hammer is OK. San Clemente State Beach (Calafia and south) No SUP. San O, from Dog Patch and south is OK. There are a few little gaps of enforcement at some specific breaks. Paddle out at North Beach and head south. You'll find various breaks all the way to about a mile south of the pier. As Josh said, watch the hidden rocks from south of North Beach to the pier. It's worth a walk down the beach or beach trail through that section at low tide to see where the rocks are.
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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 09:00:17 AM »
Thank you for the responses.  I am familiar with Doheny and Sano. I may give the area near the walking bridge a try.
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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 09:53:03 AM »
I LOVE SC my son use to live there (a great reason for surf trip)

If you are staying in SC The Beachcomber overlooks the Pier (fun SUP spot) and down to T street Not a regular hours SUP spot But Dawn and Dusk ou can pick off some killer waves

Also going North in SC of course the northside of thepier but that gets crowded in the summer with Surf Schools You can move all the way north the North Beach which on the righttide works and its neighbor spot 204"s can be a little local but with respect and skill SUPs do fit in.  Lastly a little drive out of town and there is fun day of SUP surfing at trail 4 or 6 but its a haul w/SUP up and down the cliff trails

All in all just stay at the Beachcomber SUP the pier and you'll have a ball

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Re: SUP at San Clemente
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 09:13:28 PM »
I got a lot of stinkeye at the pier, but I'm so used to it that I feel slighted without it.
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